The first day of the 2012 PWA Planet Win 365 Tenerife World Cup saw the sailors registering for the event in the morning, before the competition began shortly after lunch. By the end of the first day thirteen fantastic heats were completed.
The wind Gods clearly didn’t read the script for day two as the brilliant forecast failed to materialize, which resulted in somewhat disappointing conditions.
By the end of the second day only an additional seven heats were completed, but we did see the women hit the water for the first time as two heats of the single elimination were completed. The second day also proved to be a true test of the sailors' wave riding ability as no jumps were to be judged during the heats. This suited Steffi Wahl (Patrik / Sailloft Hamburg) perfectly as she once again demonstrated her super fluid wave riding to dominate against Julia Meijer.
Day three saw the wind Gods more than deliver as winds of up to fifty knots hit the shore of El Cabezo.
The strong wind was accompanied by amazing waves, which ensured an enthralling day of epic action as the women’s single eliminations were completed.
The women’s single elimination saw Daida Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne) return to the top of the podium after she was able to defeat her sister, Iballa Ruano Moreno (Starboard / Severne). Daida looked her usual dominant force in the air as she landed an awesome one-handed backloop and a big stalled forward to clinch the winners’ final.
The fourth day of the PWA Tenerife World Cup saw even more amazing action as the women’s double eliminations were concluded.
The women’s double elimination saw Iballa Ruano Moreno fight back from the death the claim her second event victory in a row. Iballa left it until the final minute to strike against Daida in the winners’ final as she pulled an astonishing goiter to force a re-sail of the final. Iballa was able to deliver the goods again as she defeated her sister, after landing a radical pushloop and shredding her waves to pieces.
Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) completed an all Severne top three after she managed to hold off the challenge of Laure Treboux (Fanatic / North).
Unfortunately Eva Oude Ophius (Fanatic / North) had to be taken to hospital after landing a super flat forward loop, which results in a neck/back injury. Everyone involved with the PWA would like to wish Eva a speedy recovery and we hope to see her back competing very soon.
After the completion of the competition yesterday, the sailors took the opportunity to relax and go free sailing on day five. The wind and waves continue to hit the shores of Tenerife, so there is still the possibility that we may hold a super session over the coming days.
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